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    Uber Elevate, urban transportation with flying vehicles, Uber, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA

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    Uber Elevate

    Published on Jul 28, 2017

    Taking commuting to the next level! Uber Elevate will use electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (evtols) to make our lives easier, our commutes shorter, and our cities cleaner. See how we're starting to get this idea off the ground, and join us in building the future!

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    Guess what Uber's promising now: flying cars

    Published on Oct 27, 2016

    Forget self-driving cars, Uber has a new one for you... flying cars. The company calls it Uber Elevate and within a decade it’ll be a global network of on demand urban electric aircraft that take off and land vertically.
    "Inside Uber's plan to take over the skies with flyinh cars"

    by Alex Davies
    October 27, 2016

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    You ready for flying taxis from Uber?

    Published on Nov 8, 2017

    I'm about that Jetsons life.

    At a speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Uber's head of product Jeff Holden revealed the company has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to create the air traffic control system that will manage its low-flying taxi fleet, which it aims to have in the air by 2020. The company also announced that a third test city, Los Angeles, has been added to the program, joining Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai. According to Uber, its UberAIR service could compress a one and a half hour journey from LAX to the Staples Center during rush hour to under 30 minutes.

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    Uber has multiple aerospace partners working on its air taxi project

    Published on May 9, 2018

    First look at Uber's flying taxi models

    Published on May 8, 2018

    Uber is releasing new information about Uber Air, an ambitious plan to launch a fleet of autonomous flying taxis in two years. Bianna Golodryga gets a first look at the design models that will be on display at Tuesday's Uber Elevate Summit. She also speaks with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden.
    "This is Uber's first air taxi prototype"
    The model will be on display at today's Uber Elevate conference.

    by Swapna Krishna
    May 8, 2018

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    Uber is bringing skyports to real life

    Published on May 14, 2018

    Uber is bringing Star Wars to real life! Kim Horcher and Jason Inman break it down. Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

    “If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company’s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six architecture firms presented their winning designs of what these so-called “Skyports” could look like. And holy cow, these things look straight out of Star Wars.

    The “Sky Tower” by Pickard Chilton and Arup wouldn’t look out of place among the Star Destroyers and Dreadnoughts of the Galactic Empire (or the First Order, depending on your trilogy). The beehive-esque “Uber Hover” concept by Humphreys & Partners could easily pass for an Ewok village on Endor. BOKA Powell’s “Skyport Prototype” looks like it’s ready to take flight and begin doing battle with a swarm of TIE Fighters."

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    UBERAIR: Our Vision | Uber Elevate

    Published on Jun 11, 2019

    The Uber Elevate team is working toward transforming the world through aerial ridesharing at scale. Imagine soaring above congested ground traffic. With Uber Air, this future is closer than you think.

    Uber is developing shared air transportation—planned for 2023—between suburbs and cities, and ultimately within cities. We’re working with our Elevate Network partners to launch fleets of small, electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft in Dallas, Los Angeles, and a to-be-announced international market.

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    Uber Elevate Summit 2019: Day 1 Highlights | Uber Elevate | Uber

    Published on Jun 14, 2019

    The third annual Uber Elevate Summit, convenes the world’s foremost urban air mobility experts and collaborators in our nation’s capital. This year’s Uber Elevate Summit will build off of the energy and momentum into the Uber Elevate flywheel — this not only continues to increase the inevitability of urban aerial ridesharing, but it further cements our place in history as the undeniable leader of this transformation.

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    Article "The Uber for helicopters is now Uber"
    Carrying passengers from JFK airport into Lower Manhattan

    by Jon Porter
    June 6, 2019

    Starting July 9th, Uber will offer helicopter rides between JFK airport and Lower Manhattan that can be booked on demand through its app. Uber Copter, The New York Times reports, will offer eight minute flights between the city and its major airport, with prices typically costing between $200 and $225 per person. Flights can be booked up to five days in advance.

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